Get Rid Of GPT Partitions With EaseUS Partition Master

EaseUS Partition Master is one of those all-rounder software that can do your required job without much asking or causing trouble at all. Challenges a computer user might face with hard drive organization could be like – an improperly partitioned hard drive, or some unallocated space without being in use, corrupted space or just re-partitioning a hard drive to re arrange the spaces. No matter whatever it is you need, EaseUS Partition Master has solution to all. When you purchase a new hard drive or SSD, you may also purchase a paid version of the EaseUS Partition Master because it’s totally worth the money.

Remove GPT Disk Partition with EaseUS

A common trouble with newer NTFS format disk drives is the GPT protective partition. It is not a trouble to be honest, rather a protective partition to keep your data safe and intact when you connect the PC to a different computer or environment. This might happen more often with external hard drives since those are the ones mostly connected to different computers, and a GPT protective issue keeps the hard drive from being detected on the computer.

What is GPT? The abbreviation stands for GUID Partition Table. The GPT happens to be a physical hard drive’s protective layer standard, this protects the partition tables. GPT is different from the mostly used MBR Partition table, because GPT offers more features and security. The Extensible Firmware Interface prevails through the GPT protection; however, not only hard drives but also some newer BIOS use the GPT instead of MBR. MBR is an older technique that limits a hard drive’s maximum partition up to 2 TB where GPT allows 9.7 ZB. In reality, no one uses a partition that’s this big; however, there might be one in the supercomputers or servers.

Why would you Want to Remove GPT Disk Partition?

From the description, GPT sounds pretty good and convenient, so why would someone want to remove GPT disk partition well; PC users don’t need such bigger single partitions. GPT restricts a partition from being extended to the unallocated space that’s next to it which is a common requirement for the home users, so here is the scenario where you might want to GPT removed.

Get Rid Of GPT Partitions With EaseUS Partition Master

How to Remove GPT Partition with EaseUS

The feature is well demonstrated in the software UI. Just launch EaseUS Partition Master and right click the hard drive you want to remove the GPT of. Now, proceed with deleting all the GPT partitions. Make sure to have backup of your data beforehand.

Allow the confirmation window by clicking ‘Ok’ and ‘Apply’ in the consecutive two windows. After the deletion is done, click ‘Initialize to MBR Disk’ and your hard drive will be converted to MBR partition tables.

Extend C Drive

If you want to extend C drive, make sure there’s some unallocated space right next to this drive. If there aren’t, then you may make few by deleting the partition next to C. After you are done, extend the C drive to the unallocated space and make a new D drive out of the unallocated space you have just created.

Conclusion

EaseUS makes hard drive management easy, even to the people who have never done it before. Free version of EaseUS Partition Master could do all these jobs, but there happens to be few limits. We recommend purchasing the full version in order to use all the features.

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